There has been a lot of news about dogs and other pets being abandoned when the storms Harvey and Irma hit. While most of these animals are rescued, it would be hard to find new families for these pets. But in this instance, a lady and her family took it upon themselves to rescue and adopt a dog that had been a stray in the streets of Central Florida before the devastating storm hit the state.
The woman posted the story of the dog in photo sharing site Imgur. She had the username “Amiawifeorasword”. According to her, she was prepping the yard for the storm when she saw the white dog across the street. She called to it and the dog cautiously walked over. The woman then fed the hungry dog, which ate three bowls of dog food and two cups of water.
The poor dog was very dirty with scuffed skin, bloody paws and matted fur. She even had tar stuck to her back side. But despite all this wear and tear, the dog was friendly enough to walk into the woman’s house after she had eaten. Later on, it was discovered the dog had been a stray around the area for months. The woman then proceeded to give the dog a bath after it was comfortable enough to let the woman touch her.
“She got pretty snuggly after being fed,” the woman said. “As far as even putting her paw on my arm and dragging it back to her chest whenever I paused for a moment. Once she realized we were helping not hurting she stopped fighting us. It must have felt so good to have those mats released from her pulling her skin.” The woman went online and tried to find its original owners but when she found them they said they no longer wanted the dog so she decided to keep the dog. The dog was named Ameterasu. She was named after a Japanese hero, a mythical white dog. They call her Amy for short.